Bernardo Bertolucci - Famous Film Director

Bernardo Bertolucci Net Worth


Bernardo Bertolucci, the famous Italian film director and screenwriter, had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death in 2018. Known for his extensive filmography which includes critically acclaimed movies such as The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, and The Last Emperor, Bertolucci’s impact on the cinema industry was undeniable.

Key facts:

  • Bernardo Bertolucci was an Italian film director and screenwriter.
  • He received several prestigious literary awards for his writing talent at a young age.
  • Bertolucci's film credits include notable movies such as The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 190, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, and The Dreamers.
  • The controversial film Last Tango in Paris gained attention for its provocative scenes, including one depicting anal rape.
  • In 2013, Bertolucci expressed regret over his treatment of actress Maria Schneider, who was young and inexperienced at the time of filming.
  • The Last Emperor won all nine Academy Awards it was nominated for in 1988, including Best Picture and Best Director.
  • In 2007, Bertolucci received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival for his life's work.
  • In 2011, he was awarded the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Throughout his career, Bertolucci received sixteen cinematographic awards and twenty-four filmography awards.
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Basic Information About Bernardo Bertolucci

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm director, Screenwriter, Writer, Film Producer, Actor
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1941-03-16
Place of birthParma
Date of death2018-11-26 (aged 77)
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently references classic movies
Frequently has nude scenes in his films
Long, complex camera movements
Often references famous painters or art movements
Nonlinear timeline
SpouseClare Peploe - (22 DecemberΒ 1978 - 26 NovemberΒ 2018)Β (his death)
Maria Paola Maino - (1967 - 1972)Β (divorced)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Bernardo Bertolucci win?


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Bernardo Bertolucci awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeUltimo tango a Parigi1974
Golden Goblet - Best Director (Migliore Regista)WinnerUltimo tango a Parigi1973
Silver Ribbon - Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film)WinnerUltimo tango a Parigi1973
EFA People's Choice Award - Best European DirectorNomineeThe Dreamers2004
Golden Globe - Best Director (Migliore Regista)NomineeThe Dreamers2004
Silver Ribbon - Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film)NomineeThe Dreamers2004
ASECAN Award - Best Foreign FilmWinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Golden Reel - Best Foreign FilmWinnerThe Last Emperor1989
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Last Emperor1987
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)WinnerThe Last Emperor1988
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Special Prize of the Jury - WinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Golden Ciak - Best Film (Miglior Film)WinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion PictureWinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Guild Film Award - Gold - Foreign Film (AuslΓ€ndischer Film)WinnerThe Last Emperor1989
Hochi Film Award - Best Foreign Language FilmWinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Silver Ribbon - Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film)WinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Kinema Junpo Award - Best Foreign Language FilmWinnerThe Last Emperor1989
Freedom of Expression Award - WinnerThe Last Emperor1998
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerThe Last Emperor1988
Audience Award - Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)WinnerThe Last Emperor1989
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeThe Last Emperor1988
Palme d'Or - NomineeStealing Beauty1996
Golden Ciak - Best Film (Miglior Film)WinnerStealing Beauty1996
Silver Ribbon - Best Director (Regista del Miglior Film)NomineeStealing Beauty1997
Bodil - Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)WinnerNovecento1977
Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumNomineeIl conformista1972
Interfilm Award - Recommendation - WinnerIl conformista1970
Sutherland Trophy - WinnerIl conformista1970
Golden Goblet - Best Director (Migliore Regista)WinnerIl conformista1971
NSFC Award - Best DirectorWinnerIl conformista1971
NYFCC Award - Best DirectorNomineeIl conformista1971
Golden Camera - Film - InternationalWinnerLittle Buddha1994
Golden Ciak - Best Film (Miglior Film)WinnerThe Sheltering Sky1991

Bernardo Bertolucci roles

Movie / Series Role
Ultimo tango a ParigiDirector
Ultimo tango a ParigiWriter
Ultimo tango a ParigiWriter
The DreamersDirector
C'era una volta il WestWriter
The Last EmperorDirector
The Last EmperorWriter
Stealing BeautyDirector
Stealing BeautyWriter
Il conformistaDirector
Il conformistaWriter
La lunaDirector
La lunaWriter
La lunaWriter
Little BuddhaDirector
Little BuddhaWriter
The Sheltering SkyDirector
The Sheltering SkyWriter
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1994

Bernardo Bertolucci's Quotes

  • [on Los Angeles] The Big Nipple.
  • [His answer on 2 October 1979 to a woman who had just seen a special screening of Luna (1979) at the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago] I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.
  • I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.
  • I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important.
  • A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks. I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment.

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Interesting Facts about Bernardo Bertolucci

  1. Born at 7:25pm-CET.
  2. Son of poet Attilio Bertolucci and Ninetta Giovanardi. His father was Italian and his mother was born in Australia, of Italian and Irish descent.
  3. Older brother of Giuseppe Bertolucci, cousin of Giovanni Bertolucci. Brother-in-law of Lucilla Albano. Brother-in-law of Mark Peploe.
  4. Homage at the 48th Donostia-San SebastiΓ‘n Film Festival. [2000]
  5. Was voted the 44th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  6. Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 121-127. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
  7. The young Bertolucci took after his father, a Roman poet and film critic, and became a celebrated published poet by the age of 20. He gave up poetry for the cinema after working as an assistant to Pier Paolo Pasolini on the movie Accattone (1961).
  8. President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 43rd Cannes International Film Festival in 1990.
  9. In July 1990, along with Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra and Marcello Mastroianni, he wrote: "With the death of Sergei Parajanov cinema lost one of its wizards.".
  10. Supported the Italian Communist Party (PCI).
  11. Was close friends with Pier Paolo Pasolini.
  12. He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
  13. When the Italian Bertolucci was Oscar-nominated as Best Director for The Last Emperor (1987) (and won), none of his Best Director fellow nominees were from the United States: Adrian Lyne and John Boorman (UK), Lasse HallstrΓΆm (Sweden) and Norman Jewison (Canada) making that particular instance unique in Oscar history. [April 1988]
  14. Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris (1972).
  15. He has been wheelchair bound for the past few years due to serious back problems.
  16. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 19, 2013.
  17. He's a big fan of Breaking Bad (2008).
  18. Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972) was pronounced obscene as was banned 'forever' by Italian courts. The director lost his civil rights for 5 years, couldn't vote and received a four months suspended sentence.
  19. His family moved to Rome when he was a teenager. They lived in the Monteverde vecchio section. A few years later, Pier Paolo Pasolini, poet and friend of Bernardo's father Attilio Bertolucci, and his family came to live in another apartment in the same building. Pasolini asked Bernardo to be his assistant on Accattone (1961). Bertolucci used some locations from Monteverde vecchio in his later movies.
  20. One of eight Italians to have been nominated for the 'Best Director' Academy Award. The others are Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Zeffirelli, Gillo Pontecorvo, Lina WertmΓΌller and Roberto Benigni. Bertolucci is the only one who won the award.

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